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February 2019

The Punch and Judy show: a subversive symbol from commedia dell’arte to the present day

Welcome to The Arts Society Rother Valley
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:00
The Hastings Centre
The Ridge Hastings TN34 2SA

Mr Punch, that irreverent puppet character, has inspired opera, ballet and punk

Mr Punch, that irreverent puppet character, has inspired opera, ballet and punk: his likeness can be seen on Victorian silverware and even video games. He is descended from the Italian 15th-century commedia dell’arte tradition and even today this Lord of Misrule practises his anarchic slapstick, all the while proclaiming: “That's the way to do it!”

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Bertie Pearce

Has a BA (Hons) in Drama from Manchester University, and a Diploma Internationale from the École Internationale du Théatre, Jacques Lecoq. A member of the Inner Magic Circle, with Gold Star. Past experience includes lecturing and performing on cruise ships, and to U3A, historical societies, festivals, schools and colleges. In addition, has toured the world with a magic cabaret show and a one man show entitled All Aboard. Has written articles for newspapers and magazines on entertainment and theatre.